Thursday, 5 January 2012

Parisian Motifs

Morning all!  I was just having a play with the Parisian dies here.  It is really fun sometimes to just see how they will layer up on each other.  These dies in particular are great for that with their "holding hand" feature.  I cut the largest size of the Parisian Motif die and used a smaller die at the same time to turn it into a frame.  I cut the largest of the Parisian Accents next and two of the corner pieces.  I stamped my little sentiment on the smallest of the beaded circle dies and layered it onto the Parisian accent die I had cut.  I set all the pieces aside and assembled my background.  I chose a wild print for this as I loved the colours in it, but the name had been cut off the edge already so I am sorry to say I do not recall where it is from.  I cut a smaller piece of it and layered it onto some burgundy card.  I ran some basque red vintage ribbon through the top and bottom of the Parisian die centring it in the middle of my smaller background piece.  I secured the ribbon behind the larger background piece then added some matting layers of burgundy and black.  I added the two corner pieces so they were attached to the smaller background piece and lined up with the sides of my focal element.  I liked the way they extended the motif horizontally giving it a completely different look.  I added my sentiment to the centre to complete my focal element.  Finally, I finished the card by adding a bow with a fancy button and some black rhinestone swirls for a bit of bling.  If you have this Spellbinder die template, try it with any background papers for a completely easy and fun card.  All for now, Sue x

142 comments:

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic card, the colours are great. I love the parisian dies they are so versatile and you give us so many ideas. Thank you.
Sue

Luanne said...

Very beautiful card Sue! love the colors very elegant. The parisian die is just gorgeous no wonder my sister wants that die. hehehe

Kazbomps said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the background papers. Clever use of the dies too. Karen x

melanie said...

Fantastic card I have this die but wouldn`t of doing this with it .Thank you Melanie

TOM said...

What a lovely colourful card to brighten a horrible dark morning thank you Sue

Linda said...

I dont have these dies 'YET' such a beautiful happy card.
Linda x

Hellma said...

Sue stunning card, love the colors, I have these dies from last POTW still in the packet but you are inspiring me to open it.

Julia Watts said...

Haven't got Parisian Motifs - only Accents. I see that I may 'need' to make a purchase! Gorgeous card. Love, Julia xxx

Patricia said...

Oh! WOW! love, love, love this card.
Colours, background papers, the die combinations OH! just everything about it.
Thats it!!! I am certainly going to have to get these dies. I have loads of spellbinders but not the Parisian Accents as yet.
Thank you Sue,
Patricia

hazel said...

Morning Sue love this card very girly and a great use of dies. love the colours you have used. Hazel xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Morning Sue, well I must go dig out those dies now, and have a play!!

pamela said...

A very pretty card and I love the colours.

Bea said...

fab card Sue - love the colours - your ideas are inspiring and giving me ideas for using my nesties as in my new year tidy up I have found some I haven't opeend yet!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card
Hugs
Alison Glover

Pam Swadling said...

Really love the colours in this one. A very pretty card.

Judith said...

Just love Parisian Accents - so Parisian looking! A very elegant card with dramatic colors, it's so nice to see something bold as there are so many pink and pastel designs about

Debbie said...

SUE LOVE THE COLOUR OF THIS CARD
FROM DEBBIE

Sue said...

This is a lovely card Sue, love the bold colours and the Parisian set is one of my favourites x

craftimamma said...

A very opulent card Sue and gorgeous with it. Thanks for the inspiration for using this beautiful set of dies.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

jemet said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the colours, you give me so much inspiration.

Thanks Jean

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card. Ive got these dies and I think I shall give this a go if you don't mind. The colours are fabbb as usual.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Astrid Maclean said...

LOVE this, such a great use of the dies!!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue I adore this card those dies are to die for lol

I got them for christmas and have had a play and I love them. Thanks for the ideas
Sue xxx

sheila said...

This is so different love it

Star said...

I bought a couple of the multi sets in December but not with these dies, so I ordered them separately. Definately going to try making this card its beautiful Sue

Anonymous said...

Hdllo Sue, I was torn between getting the parisian die set or the Ironworks,and I went for the ironworks, the trouble with your daily posts you make us want them all and NOW lol. Well I love the card again great colour combinations and the parisian die's look wonderfull all combined together. Another great card again. thanks for sharing so many cards with us all. All the besyt Suzie B x

Sandra Riley...... said...

OOOhhh lala Parisian Chic, love,love,love it Sue,
I have those dies, off to get the craft stash out!
Thanks Sue,
Huge Hugs
Sandra Riley

Ruthie said...

I look at your offering every day but today I gasped when I saw this one. phew well done Sue.

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....what a great idea...and you are right it will work with any back ground paper....we need you to keep giving us the ideas!!!!! clever girl...will you be back on C&C soon? take care Margaret

marg said...

Hello Sue !
Goodness! this is such a warm and lovely card...I have those dies but I tried tidying for Christmas and put things away, but it looks like its all coming out again.... bit by bit.... Oh dear !
Still I love this card Sue
Love Marg

Helen O said...

Ooo La La, this one definately sings to me Sue, very Chic, Im going to try this one today, thank you for the inspiration Helen O xxx

Maryann said...

Awesome card here again Sue. I got this die last year and have been playing a lot with it too. I just love all these types of dies, as you can always do something new with them, and you are to blame for that ha ha ha ha, but thanks anyway, I really love it.

AnneRD said...

Ooh La La - what a gorgeous card, love it.
Anne x

AnneRD said...

Sorry Helen O, we had similar thoughts, mine seemed to have crossed in cyber space.
Anne

Ann said...

This is just right- I got the parisian accents for Christmas to I will definately give this a try- not sxure it will look as good.

Liz said...

Gorgeous card

Anonymous said...

Ooh La La - Gorgeous Valentines Card. The dies have moved from my wish list to my buy list. You're my favourite designer and responsible for my addiction to SpellBinders! Love from Raz

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and the rich vibrant colours, the use of the dies, another stunning card. Yvonne xx

Sue said...

What a wonderful card. I love the strong colours you have used, yet it is still great for a lady. Thanks for sharing.

Sue C

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I'm feeling very inspired. 'Holding hands' is one of my favourite techniques. I love the versatility of this design, you're suggestion of Trying it with any background paper has really got me thinking - a little darker for a gothic look, steampunk for a trendy look, abstract for an arty look. Wow!
With love & light Theresa. H

Evik said...

What a absolutly beautiful card - great dies and so many lovely details... I like it.

lion_tamer said...

Hi you certainly bring spellbinder dies to life I just want them all. Hope they are back on C&C SOON XX

SharonCJS said...

Morning Sue, I would just like to ask 'why don't my cards ever look like yours?' lol. Yours always look absolutely beautiful and todays is no exception. Hope you are well. Lots of love Sharon xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

very french boudoir type card. Wonderful.I have had these dies for a while and never ventured down the route of extending them. You always come up with a twist that is great. I would like to say i have trouble getting paper put of the dies, i have torn a few. I know rub with a tumble dry softener sheet and comes out easier.,
Love these dies.WELL DONE SUE ANOTHER FANTASIC TRUCK,
born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com
PS have to buy some Cosmic shimmer to plue the felt flowers.

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. Very vibrant colour.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another very elegant card. The colours are striking and those background papers are lovely.
Eileen x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love them colours and as Eileen said the backing paper is lovely
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Ann said...

What a fantastic idea for Valentines Day- But if my card looked like this one of yours I wouldn't want to send it!!!- tho I could send it my husband and leave it up on the fireplace for ages- just for me to look at!!!

jan said...

hi Sue, LOVE the colours on this card, and those parisian motif dies are absolutely gorgeous, my favourite I think.
keep the ideas coming Sue, loving them
Jan x

Susanne said...

I've just purchased these parisian accents because of the way you use them! You have given me some great inspiration for my cards thank you so much Sue. I love your work :)))

Maggie said...

Great card andGreat ideas for these dies loving the bright colours!

Maggie H

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue,

I absolutely love this card, both the colour and design. I'm off to search my cupboard for nice backing papers tonight to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

Purple Crazy said...

such a striking card, I love the pink and black together

Sue J said...

I love the way you are showing us different ways to use dies. Thank you so much :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Do you read minds, I have just been playing with these dies this morning. I love the colours in this card. Thank you for the ideas. Love Craftylicious. x

occasionali said...

Hi Sue. Striking card and love how you come up with all these different ways to use our dies. Received the foliage set this moarning so will be back tracking on your gallery for inspiration.

Anonymous said...

When I first saw this card and you said you had used the Parisian dies I thought 'I have these but haven't got this die it must be a new one'. It was only when I read further on I realised what you had done lol Sue you never cease to amaze me with your versatility, you inspire me every day. I love the colours you have used and you have added a bow which is not like you ;-)Another beautiful card you have started us off in 2012 with some stunning cards thanks for sharing
Heather x

Anonymous said...

Love the card stunning colours. Linda Adams

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue

mags said...

Smashing card Sue. Love the colours used and how you have used the dies.
Mags
x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card - my favorite dies

Colour great too

Vie
x

Cumbrianlass said...

A great card Sue, and great colours, brightens up a very dull day.
Janet xxx

Wendy said...

Great card love the bright colours.
xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, as Craig R-H would say "absolutely fab-u-lous dah-ling. (Hope you are a Strictly fan LOL). I love the vivid colour and although I don't have these dies I might try something similar with the fleur de lis.
Frances

Wendy said...

Great card love the bright colours.
xxx

rachel said...

Sue the parisian dies are one of my favourites, and this card is so striking

violetclouds said...

the way you think up things like getting the dies to hold hands for a different look is great, really inspirational. Liking the wild background paper as well

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Love this layout. I went for the ironworks instead of parisians too but guess I could make something similar with what I have. A chance to use some of the lovely papers I have bought in the past. And a reason (not that I need a reason!) to visit my Mum, who's 91 and has a wonderful button box! Hope everyone's keeping safe on this very windy day, Sue x

baconbits said...

Wow what a stunner i love this.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Ita said...

Fantastic Sue, youe little thank you die brings it all to gether,your stamps are so clear or is it a stamp you used?????I will have to start collecting stamps, some day you might show us how you do your inserts please
Ita

Ellie Maggie said...

What a fantastic effect all these elements give when pulled together! Love the deep rich colours abd the way you think 'out of the box'.
Thank you for your inspiration,
Ellie Maggie x

Olga said...

Sue, such an elegant card! I like color combination and dies!

CathyinMN said...

I love this card! The bright colors of the background paper and the dies and the way you used them, add the ribbon and button and it's gorgeous. It just jumps out at you.

Elaine. W said...

I love the print, and the colours are fab. Such a clever use of the spellbinder dies Sue. I should play and experiment more with my dies.
You make it look so easy , I wish I had your flair. Well Done again.
Elaine W

lilygee said...

Hello everyone. Those Parisian dies never disappoint - always loads of ways to use them and this is a stunning use of them. The colours are wonderful and I adore that bow and button - thanks for sharing it with us Sue.
lol lilygee xxx

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,

Just wish I had your talent, another great card.

Love the colours

Lydia

Carole said...

sheer oppulence! The Parisien is one of my very favourite sets, I use it a lot, but I wish I had more time to just...play! Carole Z xx

Fiona said...

Very pink!

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Love Love Love this card so pink and with the black its so georgous. I know a few people who would love this one.
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - YUMMY!!!! Looks good enough to eat!!!! Really taken with this lovely card and must get these dies!!!!! Hugs Kay x

Clare said...

Really gorgeous card. I love the colours in the background paper.

Pinkers said...

Another gorgeous card Sue,xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Great card love the colours .
I have these dies and you have give me loads to think about.
joyce e

baa-me-chick said...

Stunning!
Nicki xx

scrapper said...

Mixed feelings about this one - initially not sure but then I loved trhe construction of it - maybe the pink is just a little too pink for me but the idea of the card is great

Lilnute said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, I am usually very colour shy, vivd colours are usually a big no no, but I simply love this one.
Keep up the good work Sue,

Love and hugs
Dawn x

Redanne said...

The colours are beautiful, the dies work so well too and the ribbon with embellishment is 'to die for' - Wow! Regards, Anne Rx

Anonymous said...

Another great card Sue. Love the colour combinations and the the way you have used the dies. The ribbon made it stand out.

Love
Carol at Henlow

Rhonda Miller said...

It's beautiful.

Crafty mop said...

Love that die me thinks I may need it .....another fab card sue x

jean mcfarlane said...

hi sue, i really love your cards, you really do have the knack for flair, i just love to watch you on create 7 craft and hope to see you on there soon, keep up the good work, love jean xxx

Lynnus said...

Tres bon, c'est manifique or something like that - love it! x

Jan said...

Bold is beautiful. Lovely card Sue x

Lynne said...

Lovely card once again, i love the button, thanks for showing us Sue

Anonymous said...

Love the colours you have used Sue. Ann W

Kate's Cards said...

Wow!!!

PaulineC said...

I had never thought of using spellbinders with such a fancy paper background but it really works very well, in fact this is gorgeous.

Princess4Wiz said...

Just beautiful, Sue! What a talented lady you are :-)

Beth. xxx

Jan said...

Absolutely stunning xx Jan

gill said...

lovely card and I bet it really changes depending on what colour card and paper you use.

Lynne said...

What a lovely card Sue

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card. Love the colours and they seem to fit so well with the name of the dies - parisian. An easy card with a stunning effect. Very clever. Thanks Sue.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Anonymous said...

Lovely

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card. Love the colours and they seem to fit so well with the name of the dies - parisian. An easy card with a stunning effect. Very clever. Thanks Sue.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you Sue for showing us that a die does not have to be JUST one shape, that is can be so much more with just a bit of imagination. Brilliant, I am just beginning to see the endless possibilities....

Elizabeth
x

Shelley said...

Fantastic card Sue. x

pinky said...

I do have this set so will give it a go. I love the papers you have used the pinks are glorious!

Barbara Daines said...

Absolutely amazingly gorgeous x

yorkie said...

I wish I had half your talent Sue a I love the card
Theresa x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, the colours are perfect again, I too love these dies, just bought them for my sister for Christmas.
happy2craft xxxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the backing paper and colours you've used and those dies are simply stunning.

Happy Crafting!!! :)X X

TimeOut2Create said...

How Chic is this card Sue, very romantic looking even without a heart motive in sight!(Just by changing the sentiment, you have a stunning Valentines day card... i'm hopelessly romantic...LOL)

Thanks for showing us how to get the most out of these amazing Spellbinders dies, by thinking outside the box!
Very cost effective in the long run!!
Hugs, Bim

themesycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card, love the vibrant colour. Great how you have layered all the shapes. You show us so many possabilities with our dies. Your a star. Hugs x ChrisB

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the colours and those die cuts are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

allylovespaper said...

i love this card, there is something very ooh la la about it,stunning as usual
allyneed

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue
Well I think I can see why you did this design with the Parisian dies- because now it has taken on the shape of Labels 20 which, if I remember correctly, is your favourite die?! (My top next to Parisian also). This is another of your cards that is more than inspiring because it stretches the use of our dies and reminds us to play a little with their usage. Thank you.
All the best Linda

Barbara Phillips said...

Very elegant and beautiful card. Love the button on the bow, very ornate.

Lorraine said...

oh wow sue loveing these colours they are so lush and the dies look fab too xx

anna christensen crafts said...

Ooh! this is so opulent looking, gorgeous

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely, I don't have this die but I bet it could be done similarly with others?

Carol S. said...

Another stunning card Sue. Love the colours so bright and cheerful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Sue! I love this card! That background print is amazing - love the colors! And this Parisian motif - love it! And the bow is gorgeous and the bling - well just everything! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation!

lindak said...

this is my favourite yet. I have a work colleagues birthday coming up next week and happen to have been given this die for my Birthday after Christmas so will be doing a version of this for sure. Thanks Sue xx

Uta said...

Beautiful card. I like the red/black combination.

Hugs, Uta

Helen O said...

AnnRD great minds think alike lol xx

craftysue49 said...

WOW WOW .....Im blown away with this one Sue... it is truly stunning I adore it ...I have just the right person in mind for this one ...just hope it turns out as stunning as yours ...thank you x

Anonymous said...

A HOT card, great for this time of year, Terrie

Craftychris said...

Wow I love these colours - red hot!! The dies work perfectly too - fabulous xx

cotnob said...

Wow, this is just perfect, I love the colours, the die cut the ribbon, everything.
Pauline
x

Victoria said...

I love the black over the gorgeous background paper. A winning combination.

ang said...

really striking card angxxx

Jane said...

This is beautiful love the colours in this one. This is one of my favourite dies.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

What beautiful paper and a lovely design. Edwina

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card as usual.
I too have the Parisian dies and at the moment they are the ones I use most
Love Sue XXX

kittyuk said...

Gorgeous card, hurry back to Create and Craft. When you're on, I just sit and watch the whole show......no browsing the net, card making or knitting, I just don't want to miss a second of your creativity!

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Very different from your previous cards, very warm looking and lovely
Sue x

Sue H said...

P.S. where do you get your lovely buttons from?
Sue x

Sandra Riley.... said...

Simple elegance Sue!
Hugs
Sandra Riley

Clai01 said...

Absoutely Gorgeous! think Pink !

Kitchen Benchtops said...

Powerful!

KimberleyG said...

Love the bow, button and swirls.

selinei said...

really love this card the colours are great together gorgeous